Agreement to hunt down Israeli criminals in Morocco

A Moroccan-Israeli agreement paves the way for the exchange of security information and the tracking of Israeli criminals who flee to the Kingdom. The deal comes as it was revealed that a number of wanted people have fled to Morocco and other countries.

The agreement signed between Morocco and Israel is part of the visit to Morocco by Yaakov Shabtai, Commissioner General of the Israeli Police, who met, on Tuesday, the Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance , Abdellatif Hammouchi, and officials of the Royal Gendarmerie.

Following this visit, it was reported that “the Israeli police will cooperate with the Moroccan authorities to track down Israeli criminals fleeing to Morocco”. Indeed, he was confirmed that many of them took refuge in Morocco.

According to information from the intelligence services, a number of Israeli criminals now prefer to settle in Morocco and other countries, which has led to the strengthening of local cooperation between the Moroccan police and their Israeli counterpart, in an attempt to combat the newly discovered tendency of Israeli criminals to flee to distant lands.

According to information received from the Israeli police, many criminals who fled to Morocco continue their criminal activities in Israel from abroad.

The Director General of National Security and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi, received Tuesday, August 2, the Commissioner General of the Israeli Police, Yaakov Shabtai, the first Israeli police chief to go to Morocco, on an official visit. Earlier this year, Shabtai visited the United Arab Emirates to promote similar cooperation.

This meeting is part of a working visit by the Commissioner General of the Israeli Police, at the head of a large security delegation to the Kingdom, with the aim of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of security and to lay the foundations for security cooperation in this area», Indicates a press release published by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).

The same source pointed out that this visit also aims to “exchange expertise in various security areas, particularly in the areas of the fight against terrorism and various forms of transnational organized crime“.


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